Monday, October 27, 2014

Cabbage and Mushroom Stir Fry

Hello friends. Some of you may have noticed my absence the past few days. Life got a little crazy and I chose to stay sane and put the series on pause for a bit. But I'm back with another veggie dish!

I've begun to think that cabbage is a seriously underrated vegetable. It's great and packs quite a nutritious punch. My hubby is not a big fan, but I'm slowly trying to convert him. When I was cooking this he said a couple times that it smelled really good and "fresh." I'll take that as a small step in the right direction.

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This is one of those dished that can be both a side dish and a main dish if you add some protein. I think just about any meat would work fabulously here— chicken, beef, pork, shrimp.

It tastes similar to the inside of an egg roll or the veggies in lo mein. Yum-my.


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Cabbage and Mushroom Stir Fry

Adapted from Divine Healthy Food

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
3 green onions, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
A pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 head cabbage, shredded
4 oz. mushrooms, sliced thin
3 teaspoons wheat-free soy sauce or coconut aminos
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Directions


  1. Warm the oil over medium heat in a large skillet and add in green onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stirring for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add in the cabbage and mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes or until softened slightly.
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and continue to saute for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Paleo Sloppy Joes with Endive Dippers

I have two recommendations for eating these sloppy joes: the clean way or the really messy way.

The clean way is to use endive leaves as dippers. They are sturdy enough to withstand a heavier sauce without going limp. And their mild flavor does not interfere with the meaty sauce.

The really messy way is to use lettuce leaves as a wrap, but be ready with handful of napkins because you'll need every one of them.

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Either way you choose to eat them, this sauce is hearty, rich, and sweet!

Paleo Sloppy Joes

Adapted from Perry's Plate

Ingredients


  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 endives


Directions


  1. Brown the hamburger with the onion over medium-high heat. Drain fat, if necessary.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the endive, then simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Serve with endive as dippers or lettuce leaves as a wrap.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

It's amazing what happens when bacon is wrapped around other food. Plain chicken? Amazing. Cream cheese-filled jalapenos? Fantastic. Green beans? Mouth-watering!

Most of the time, side dishes are a bit of an after thought. The dutiful vegetable that boringly sits aside the delicious main attraction on the plate.

Not these babies. They steal the show.

And they are easy too — just 5 ingredients. Green beans, butter, garlic, honey . . . and bacon.

You should make them for dinner tonight. Your mouth will thank you.

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Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Adapted from How Sweet It Is

Ingredients


  • 6-8 strips of bacon
  • 1 pound of green beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons honey


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean and chop off the ends of the green beans.
  3. Divide the green beans into 6-8 bundles and wrap each with a strip of bacon.
  4. Place the bundles on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Combine the butter, garlic, and honey, then slather over the green bean bundles.
  6. Bake, covered with foil, for about 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and broil for a minute or two to crisp up the bacon.
  8. Enjoy!


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